Maurice ‘Mossie’ O’Sullivan is said to have shot and killed his partner Eileen, 56, and son Jamie, 24, at the family home in County Kerry, Ireland
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Detectives investigating a suspected homicide-suicide investigate possible financial clues that could lead to a motive has been reported.
Officials believe Maurice ‘Mossie’ O’Sullivan shot dead his partner Eileen, 56, and son Jamie, 24, at the family home in County Kerry, Ireland Tuesday night.
He was later found dead from a gunshot wound in a neighbor’s field.
Speak with the Irish mirror, a neighbor who did not want to be named, said locals noticed that Maurice had “acted strangely” over the past few days.
“He was the last person you thought this would happen to. But the only thing that happened in the last week or so was acting weird. As if he wasn’t himself, ”said the man.
Corresponding the Irish mirrorSources say Gardaí has been informed of alleged financial problems the family may have had lately – although this was not resolved until last night.
At a press conference in front of the Lixnaw Garda train station that afternoon, Superintendent Paul Kennedy said that Gardaí had not yet identified a motive for the murder.
“The circumstances are right now, we have no motive, and we appeal to the people in the community who have information to come forward,” he said.
Neighbor John O’Mahony found the bodies before alerting the police who went to the property.
Eileen and Jamie’s bodies were in separate bedrooms, while Mossies and the shotgun he legally owned lay behind a neighbor’s house.
They are believed to have been undetected for up to 24 hours before Mr O’Mahony found them in their beds.
He said to The Kerryman, “It is a terrible thing for any neighbor to witness.”
He alerted the police, who told him to stay where you are and not to look for him. So they came out and found him up the street in a neighbor’s field ”.
John added, “I didn’t speak to him until Sunday evening, you couldn’t see something like this coming. The family was the most solid crowd you could meet – we can’t believe that happened after it happened. “
The people in the area spoke fondly of a family that had no problems.
All three had fatal gunshot wounds.
John, a farmer, said other concerned neighbors asked him to check on the family after discovering a door that was left open.
Mossie was a popular sheep farmer and beekeeper, and also a huge fan of slinging.
His long-time partner Eileen was always out with her dog and was very well known and loved in the community.
Her son Jamie, 24, had played hurling for the local Crotta O’Neills team at an underage level and recently got a job at the Liebherr crane company in Killarney.
His friends told the Irish Mirror that they felt “sick in the stomach” after hearing what happened.
A young woman who had studied by his side at school for several years said: “Everyone who knew him from school is currently in shock.”
Another former classmate said they were all “completely incredulous”. She added, “He was lovely, just the most beautiful person. I’ve known him for years and he was so cute in school. Nobody can believe that happened. “